In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sugriva was younger brother of Vali, whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara kingdom of Kishkindha. Rumā was his wife. He was son of Surya, the Hindu deity of Sun. As the king of vanara, Sugriva aided Rama in his quest to liberate his wife Sita from captivity at the hands of the Rakshasa king Ravana. This aid is referred to as Sugrivajne.
When Rama decided to depart from the world and took samadhi in the Saryu River, Sugriva also retired from earth and went with his father Surya.
Written by – R HARISHANKAR